Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 25 July 2087 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 22 July 2087 at 22:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2087 after 19 days on 14 August 2087 at 06:54.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1082 of Meeus index or 2035 from Brown series.
Length of current 1082 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 1083 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 08:02, this is 15 days after last apogee on 9 July 2087 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 6 August 2087 at 16:39 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 368 392 km (228 908 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 884 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 964 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 24 July 2087 at 12:18 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2087 at 01:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 13 July 2087 at 01:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.759°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.684° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2087 at 09:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 29 July 2087 at 18:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.